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AMARAKUO Solomon
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Nigeria   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthOkwudor, NGR
Height1.65 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F56
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nigeria
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Nigeria.
Why this sport?
He has a passion for sport.
Name of coach
Patrick Anaeto, NGR, from 2007
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Nigeria
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2015 All African Games in Brazzaville, Congo. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Nigerian powerlifter Victoria Nneji. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep moving forward." (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He won a silver medal in powerlifting at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (fpri.ru, 06 Mar 2011)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of the effects polio. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
14 2015 Shot Put F57 9.68
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
  2000 82.5kg  NoM
2 2004 100kg 235.0
  2008 90kg  NoM
Commonwealth Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
1 2002 Bench Press 150.40